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Jbe Doctor's fjllemma
"Yau Totc her?" said Johanna.
"Certainly," I nnswerod. "ns my '
"Better than any woman now living"
"Yes." I ronllrd.
"Tliat J all Julia requires," she con
tinued ; "so lot us say no more at pres
ent, .Martin. Only understand that ail
Idea of marriage between her and my
brother Is quite put away. Don't argue
with me, don't contradict me. Come to
see us as you would have done hut for
that unfortunate conversation last night.
All will come right hyaud-by."
"nt Ptintfiln Carev " I began.
"There! not a word." she Interrupted
Imperatively. "Tell mo all about Unit
- --- .. . ooniesiic iirrauKvuit-uis mci v,
Foster. How did jou , olI(.nly Ilborai sci0.' Here , ai,0 a pho
? Is he likely to die 1 toKrapIlc ycw ot the place: a charming
like Kate Daltrey l ' vj vou ju tltf bost i?rench gtyle.
wretch, Itichard b osier,
come across him?
is ne anyming iiKe juit- -j -
will never call her Kate Dobree as ions,
as the world lasts. Come, Martin, ten trythng j, (nupht by professors cosmog
me everything about him." raphy and pedagogy, and other studies of
She sat with me most of the morning. whJrfi W(j nercr hcrJ whfn , wns n Rrli
talking with animated perseverance, ana , 01irla ts t0 staj. tuere twelve months, and
at last prevailed upon mc to take her a ,n rpturn ror ncr services will take les-
walk In Hyde Park. Her pemnaciij um
me good in spite ot the irritation
caused me. When her dinner Dour was
at hand I felt bound to attend tier to
her house In Hanover street; and I could
not cet nwar from her wltuout nrsi
speaking to Julia. Her face was very
sorrowful, and her manner sympathetic.
We said onlv a few words to one another,
but I went away with the impression that
her heart was still with nie.
At dinner Jaek announced his intention
of paying a visit to Itichard froster.
"You are not lit to deal with the fel
low," he said; "you may be sharp enough
upon your own black sheep in uuernscy,
but you know nothing ot the breed here.
Now If I see him I will squeeze out of
him every mortal thing he knows about
Jack returned, his face kindled with
excitement. He caught my hand, and
rrasned it heartily.
"I no more believe she Is dead than 1
am." were his first words. "ou recol
lect me te.ling you of a drunken brawi
In a street off the Strand, where a lei
low. as drunk as a lord, wus for claim'
Ing a pretty girl as his wife; only I had
followed her out of KIdleys agency ot
fice, and was just in time to protect her
from him. A girl 1 could have fallen in
love with myself. You recollect?"
"Yes, yes," I said, almost breathless.
"He was the man, and Olivia was the
girl I' exclaimed Jack.
"No!" I cried.
"Yes!" continued Jack, with an affec
tionate lunge at me; "at any rate I can
swear he is the man; and I would bet, a
thousand to one that the girl was Olivia."
"But wh n was it?" I asked.
"Sitree he married again," he answer
ed; "they were married on the 2d of Oc
tober, and this was early In November
I had gone to Kldley's after a place for
a poor fellow as an assistant to a drug
gist, and I jaw the girl distinctly. She
gave the name of Ellen Martineau. Thos
letters about her death are all forgeries.'
"Olivia's is not 1 said; "I know bei
handwriting too well."
"Well, then," observed Jack, "there is
only one explanation. She has sent them
herself to throw Foster off the scent; she
thinks she will be safe if he believes her
. i dead."
f "No," I answered hotly, "she would
never have done such a thing as that."
"Who else Is benefited by it?" he ask
vfc3p - d gravely. "It doesnot put Foster Into
possession of any of her property, or
that would have been a motive for him
to do It. But he gains nothing by it; and
- he Is so convinced of her death that be
j has taken a second wife."
"What can I do now?" I said, speakln;
' aloud, though I was thinking to myself.
"Martin," replied Jack, gravely, "isn't
; - It wisest to leave the matter as It stands';
' ' ' If you find Olivia, what then? She is as
., much separated from you as she can be
' "r"'" - by death. So long as Foster lives It Is
worse than useless to he thinking of her."
"I only wish to satisfy myself that she
Is alive," I answered. "Just think of it.
Jack, not to know whether she is living
Sir or dead! You must help me to satisfy
if i myself. This mystery would be Intolera
' ble to me."
"You're right, old fellow," he said, cor
dially; "we will go to Itldley's together
We were there soon after the doors
were open. There were not many cli
ents present, and the clerks were enjoy
ing a slack time. Jack had recalled to
' f- , his mind the exact date of his former
visit; and thus the sole difficulty was
overcome. The clerk found the name of
Ellen Martineau entered under that date
in his book.
"Yes," he said, "Miss Ellen Martineau.
English teacher in a French school: tire-
mium to be paid, about 10; no salary:
reference, Mrs. Wilkinson, No. 10, Bell
"No. 10 Bellringer street!" we repeateJ
In one breath.
"Yes, gentlemen, that Is the addre
said the clerk, closing the book. "Shall
fa . I write It down for you? Mrs. Wilkin
?r . ton was the party who should have paid
W-' our commission; as you perceive, a pre
mium was required Instead of a salary
given. We feel pretty sure the young
jaoy went to me scnooi, nut airs. Wil
kinson denies It, and it Is not worth our
while to pursue our claim In law,"
"Can you describe the young lady?" I
"Well, no. We have such hosts of
young ladles here."
"Do you know where the school IsV"
"No. Mrs. Wilkinson was the party,"
he said. "We had nothing to do with It.
except to send any ladies to her who
thought It worth their while. That was
As we could obtain no further Informa
tion we went away, and paced up and
down tho tolerably quiet street, deep In
consultation. That we should have need
for great caution, and as much craftings
as we both possessed. In pursuing our In
quiries was quite evident. Who could
be this Mrs. Wilkinson? Was It possi
ble that she might prove to be Mrs. Fos-
fH Mil I H" 1 " H " ' ' "M.
ter herself? At any rate It would not do
for either of us to present ourselves mere
in quest of Miss Hllen Martlneitu. It
wns Anally ttll betwu us that Jo
hanna should be entrusted with the diplo
Johanna put In the next day following
down the clews Jack and I had ttiscoi
ered. "Well. Martin." she said that evening.
"you need suffer no more anxiety. Olivia-
has gone as English teacher m an excel
lent French school, where the lady Is
thoroughly acquainted with Euglish ways
aud comforts. This Is the prospectus of
the establishment. You see there arc
'extensive trouuds for recreation, and the
comforts of a cheerfully happy home, the
,omiwtlc arrangements being on a thor-
, . husband 3 an nvocat; and ev
from anj. professors attending tho
establishmcnt. Your mind may be quite
Tt ease now."
"But where Is the place?" I Inquired.
"Oh! it Is in Normandy Nolrcau." he
said "quite out of Jhe range of railways
and tourists. Thcro will bo no danger of
any one finding her out there; and you
know she has changed her name alto
gether this time."
"Did you discover that Olivia and Ellen
Martineau are the same persons?" I ask-
'No. I did not." she answered; "I J
thought you were sure of that."
But I was not sure of It; neither couiu I
lack be sure. He puzzled himself In
irylng to give a satisfactory description
jf his Ellen Martineau: but every an
swer he gave to my ejger question
plunged ns Into greater uncertainty. He
was not sure of the color either or her
balr or eyes, and made blunderlug guesses
at her height.
What was I to believe?
It was running too great a risk to
make any further Inquiries at No. 10
Bellringer street. Mrs. Wilkinson was
the landlady of the lodging bouse, and
she had told Johanna that Madame Ter
rier boarded with her when she was in
London. But she might begin to talk to
her other lodgers, If her own curiosity
were excited: and once more my desire
to fathom the mystery banging about
Olivia might plunge her into fresh diffi
culties, should It reach the ears ot Fos
ter or his wife.
"I must satisfy myself about her safe
ty now," I said. "Only put yourself In
my place. Jack. How can I rest till I
know more about Olivia?"
"I do put myself In your place," he
answered. "What do you say to having
u run down to this place in Basse Nor
mandy, and seeing for yourself whether
Miss Ellen Martineau Is your Olivia?"
"How can I?" I asked, attempting to
hang back from the suggestion. It was a
busy time with us. The season was In
full roll, and our most aristocratic pa
rents were in town. The easterly winds
tvere bringing in their usual harvest of
bronchitis and diphtheria. If I went
Jack's hands would be more than full.
Had these things come to perplex us only
two months earlier, I could have taken
a holiday with a clear conscience.
"Dad will Jump at the chance of com
ing back for a week," replied Jack; "he
is bored to death down at Fulham. Go
you must, for my sake, old fellow. You
are good for nothing as long as you're so
down in the mouth. I shall be glad to be
rid of you."
In this way It came to pass that two
evenings later I was crossing the Chan
nel to Havre, and found myself about
five o'clock In the afternoon ot the next
day at Falalse. It was the terminus of
the railway In that direction; and a very
ancient conveyance was In waiting to
carry on any travelers who were venture
some enough to explore the reglous be
yond. I very much preferred sitting beside
the driver, a red-faced, smooth-cheeked
Norman, habited In a blue blouse, who
could crack his long whip with almost the
skill of a Parisian omnibus driver. We
were friends In a trice, for my patois was
almost Identical with his own. jud be
could not believe his own ears that he
was talking with an Englishman.
The sun sank below the distant hori
zon, with the trees showing 'clearly
against it, and the light of the stars that
came out one by one almost cast a defined
shadow upon our path, from the poplar
trees standlug in long straight rows in
the hedges. If I found Olivia at tho end
of that star-lit path my gladness In It
would be completed. Yet If I found her,
what then? I should see her for a few
minutes In the dull salon of a school, per
haps with some watchful, spying French
woman present. I should simply satisfy
myself that she was living. There could
be nothing more between us. I dared
not tell her how dear sho was to mc, or
ask her If she ever thought of mo In her
loneliness aud frlondlessncss.
I began to sound tho driver, cautiously
wheeling about the object of my excur
sion Into those remote regions. I had
tramped through Normandy and Brit
tany three or four times, but thero had
bom no Inducement to vlilt Nolrcau,
whh'h resembled n Lancashire cotton
town, and I had never beu there.
"Thero are not many Kngllsh ut Nol
rcau?" I remarked suggestively.
"Not one," he rep. led "not one at this
immifnt. Thero was one little KuglUh
mam'iolle nestel a very pretty llttlo
English girl, who was voyaging precisely
U'c ion. m'sletir. some muutlis sgo.
There was a little child with her, and the
two were uulte aioue. They nre very In
trepl'l. "re the KnglUh WHin'so'lc. Sho
did not kuow a word ot our language.
But that was droll, m'slcurl A Freu h
demoiselle would never voyago Itke that."
The little child punlcd me. let 1
could not help fancying that this young
Englishwoman traveling alone, with tu
knowledge of French, must be my Olivia
At any rate It could be no other than
Miss Ellen Martineau.
"Where was sho going to?" I asked.
"She came to Nolrcau to be an In
structress in an establishment," nmwered
the driver, In n tone of great enjoyment
"an establishment founded by the wife
of Monsieur Kmlle 1'errler, the avocaf
He! he! he! how droll that was, m'sleur!
An avoeat! So they believed that iu
Euglaud? Bah! Emllo Ferrier an avo
"But what Is there to laugh at?" I ask
"Am I an nvocat?" he Inquired deris
ively, "am I a proprietor? am I even a
cure? Pardon, m sleur. but I am just as
much nvocat, proprietor, cure, as Emile
Perrler. He was an Impostor. He lie
came bankrupt; he aud his wife rati nway
to save themselves; the establishment
was broken up. It was a bubble, m'sleur,
and It burst."
My driver clapped his hands together
lightly, as though Jlons.eur Tomer s uud
ble needed very little pressure to dis
"Good heavens!" I exclaimed, "but
what became of Oil of the young Eng-
llsh lady, and the child?"
An, m sleurl be said, "I do not know,
I do not live In Nolreau. but I nasi to
nnd fro from Falalse. She has not re-
turned In my omnibus, that Is all I know.
But she could go to Granville, or to Caen.
There are other omnibuses, you see.
Somebody will tell you down there."
It was nearly eleven o'clock beforo we
entered the town; but I learned a few
more particulars from tho middle-aged
woman In the omnibus bureau. She rec
ollected the name of Miss Ellen Marti
neau, and her arrival; and she described
ber with the accuracy and faithfulness
of a woman. If she were not Olivia her
self she must be her very counterpart.
I started out early the next morning
to find the Rue de Grace, where the In
scription on my photographic view of the
premises: represented them as situated.
There jvere two houses, one standing In
the street, tho other lylug back beyond a
very pleasant garden. A Frenchman was
pacing up and down the broad grave
path which connected them, examining
critically the vines growing against the
walls. .Two little children wero gam
boling about In close white caps, and with
frocks down to their heels. Upon seeing
me he lifted his hat. I returned the sal
utation with a politeness as ceremonious
as his own.
"Monsieur is an Englishman?'' he said
In a doubtful tone.
"From the Channel Islands," I replied.
"Ah! you belong to us," he said, "but
you are hybrid, half English, half
French: a fine race. I also have English
blood in my veins." "
I paid monsieur a compliment upon the
result ot the admlxturo of blood In his
own Instance, and then proceeded to un
fold my object In now visiting him.
"Ah!" he said, "yes, yes, yes; Perrier
was an impostor. These houses are
mine, monsieur, I live In tho front yon
der; my daughter and son-in-law occupy
the other. We bad the photographs tak
en for our own pleasure, but Perrler
must have bought them from the artist,
no doubt. I have a small cottage at the
back of my house; monsieur! there it Is.
Perrier rented It from mo for two hun
dred francs a year. I permitted him to
pass along this walk, aud through our
coach house Into a passage which leads
to the street where madatne had her
school. Permit me, and I will show it
He led me through a shed, and along a
dirty, vaulted passage, Into a mean street
at the back. A small, miserable-looking
house stood In It, shut up, with broken
persiennes covering the windows. My
heart sank at the Idea of Olivia living
here. In such discomfort and neglect 'and
"Did you ever see a young English
lady here, monsieur?" I asked; "she ar
rived ubout the beginning of last Novem
ber." "But yes, certainly, monsieur," he re
plied, "a charming English demoiselle!
One must have been blind not to observe
her. A sweet face, with hair of gold,
but a little more somber.
"What height was she, monsieur?". I
"A Just height," he answered, "not tall
like a camel, nor too short like a mon
key. She would stand an Inch or two
hbova your shoulder, monsieur,"
It could he no other than my Ollvlat
She had been living here, theu, In this
mlaerablo pUce, only a month ago; hut
where could she be now? How was I
"I will make some Inquiries from my
daughter, sain mo i rvncniunn: wm-u
l... ...tl,!!lmii nt ivna lirilliKtl nil I Was
III with the fever, monsieur. Wo Imvu
fever often hero. But she Wilt know
I will ask her."
He returned to mo after aoiuo time,
with the Information that tho Ktul.sh
dcinolnclte had beou scon In the hoiso
of a woman who sold milk, Mademoiselle
Itosalle by name; and ho volunteered to
accompany me to her dwelling.
It was u poor-looking house, ot one
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ltij, ... t.V ....
school; but we found nu one there except
. . it ... .i. ..a...
an oiu woiiiHii, vxccrtmiK'y ,
told ns Hint Mndemolsellu Kosallo was
gone somewhere to uiune a relative, who
was dangerously III, ami she knew noth
ing of mi Englishwoman and n llttlo girl.
I turned nway batllod aud dlscourageil;
but my now friend was not ho quickly
depressed. It was Impossible, ho main
tained, that the Kugll?h girt and tho
l.ll. I ......1. 1 I..r !.. tV. lllllllltlf.,.1.
Hum luum nu ivtt - m...
He went with mo to all the omnibus bu
. . u...
reaus, where we mailo urgent inquiries
concerning the passengers who had quit
ted Nolrcau during the last mouth. No
places had been taken for Mis Ellen
Miirtlnonii mid tho child, for thero was
nn such name In any of the books. But
a, mi.1i t.i-..ni, 1 wnm riMiitlllllllllllHl tO
lift VII-, WU.1.MI. .
seo tho drivers upon their return In the
. 1. - . ! ....
evening; onu i was compelled a gnu m
tho pursuit for that day.
(To be continued.)
SPOILED THE FLIRTATION.
Pour Wus n Itucer mid Hud to Keep III
I lie Front.
A goulleiimn who In n member of tho
Meadow Brook Hunt Chili uud dcllght
1 n horbobnek riding received a few iluyH
ngo :i wiry "cnyuso" or cow-pony, nu
they nre called Iu tho Northwest. Tho
nulnml had komo vpeetl nnd mi 'i-nxy
gnlt, uud, after riding It uroutul tho
country ronds n few days, ho rodo It,
one evening, with n pnrty of Indies and
Kiflitlemcn who wero out for a moou
Tho party split tip Into couples, nutl
while the gentleman In question would
much prefer to have taken the rear of
tho lino with tho lady whoso escort ho
wns. yet tho jwny developed nu unex
pected munition to lead tho pVocesslou,
nceordlng to tho New York Mall nnd
Express. Ho let tlio "eayUKo" have
Its own way only to lind that tho head,
strong animal Insisted on being nt
least one-hnlf n length In front of tho
horso ridden by the lndy.
There was no holding that pony
back on even terms with tho other
horses. It prnnccd about. Jumped
from side to sldo nnd pulled the hit
nnd would bo quiet only when It had
its noso well to the frout. The lady en
joyed It Immensely, but the gentleman
well, ho left unsaid many things
which bo had planned to say to tho
young lady when they started on tho
ride. Subsequently tho gentleman
found tho pony had been used for rac
ing In tho West and had been tmlued
to "go to tho front nnd stay there."
Wlicro Centenarians Dwell.
More people over one hundred years
old nro found Iu mild climates than in
tho higher altitudes, nceordlng to the
"Family Doctor." According to tho
last census of tho German Empire, of
n population of 55,000,000 only 78 have
passed tho hundredth year. France,
with a population of 40,000,000, has 213
centennrlans. In England thero nro
1.0; In Ireland, GTS; and In Scotland,
40. Sweden hns 10, nnd Norway S3;
Belgium, 0; Denmark, 'J; Switzerland,
none. Spain, with a population of 18,
000,000, has 401 persons over 100 years
ot age. Of the 2,250,000 Inhabitants of
Servla, 575 liavo passed tho century
mark. It is said that the oldest person
living Is Bruno Cotrltu, born In Africa,
and now living In Itlo Janeiro. Ho Is
150 years old. A coachman In Moscow
bus lived for 140 years.
Further Information AVnntcil.
In one of tho later, settlements of
Now South Wnles n man was put on
trial for stealing a watch. Tho evidence
had been very conflicting, and ns tho
Jury retired tho Judge remnrked kindly
tlint.lt he could give any assistance in
tho way of smoothing out possible dllll-
cultles ho should be huppy to do so.
Eleven ot the Jury had tiled out of the
box, but the twelfth remnlned, and tho
expression on his face showed that ho
wns In deep trouble.
"Well, sir," remarked tho Judge, "Is
there any question you would Hko to
ask me before you retire?"
The Juror's face brightened, nnd ho
"I would like to know, my lord, If you
could tell us whether tho prisoner stolo
Wanted to Do a Heathen,
r.ittio John faftor casting his penny
into tho fund for tho Bamalam Island
ers) I wish I was a heathen!
Sabbnth-School Teacncr-un, jonnnyi
Why do you wish such an awful thing
Tho heathen don t never hnvo to
glvo nothln' they nro always gettln
soinethln'." Harper's Bazar.
What Ho Was Dolnjr or.
ir-a Kollv Did yez hear of tho felly
ocrosht the way dyln' of Anglophobia?
Mrs, Googun xes mean uyoropiiomai
Mrs. Kelly No; I mean Anglopho
bia! Ho wuz cheerln' fer King Ed
ward, an' de gnng hecrd him! Judge.
Speed of Ocean Steamers.
Tho speed of our fastest ocean steam
ers is now greater than that of express
trains on Italian railways.
Few Millionaires in France.
Thero arc four millionaires In En
gland to one In France.
A second-class Joko hns caused many
a man to lose a Urst-chiss friend.
On the Hint of Jiiiitmry thero were
enough lawyers In Chicago to till four
full reglmi'iitM In tho United .States
nrmy. wtyH tho Tribune. Tho exact
llguru wits 4.10.'!. At tho minus tlnio
there wero practically I.IHN) less physi
cians, which allowed one doctor to ev
ery i"i00 people, no Unit It Is pin lit that
lawyers hnvo n worse prospect before
them than those who follow medicine.
DurliV th year 11KX). which Is the lat
est year for which llgures are avail
able, 1 It) members of tho bur In Chica
go left the profession for Homo other
line of work. During thu sumo period
forty lawyers tiled mid twenty went
out of practice for one reason or anoth
er, making a total of "(H) Iiwm litwyeis
lu ChlcHgo than Iu January, HUM). Dur
lug the snii period, however, .'VTiO new
lawyers hung out their shingles lu Chi
cago, so that there actually at least 150
moro attorneys lu the city than thero
wero one year ngo.
It Is estimated that (luring 1000 tho
average Income of tho attorneys of tho
city did not exceed $750. One lawyer,
who tins been moro than ordinarily
successful, and whoso average Income
for the last tow years has been moro
than $4,000 a year, declares that tho
average of his professional brethren
docs not exceed $500 n year. ' Tho sec
rotary of one of thu leading law schools
of tho city ettluiates that the Income
of tho lawyers of Chicago averages
$1,000 n year. Striking mi average be
tween them the llguru of $750 Is reach
rd. Even with an average of $1,000 n
year It Is to be considered that at least
2,000 of the mem
bers of tho legal
profession lu Chi
cago Io not make
as much as tho In
come of a brick
masons under tho
union scale. It Is
perhaps six or
eight lawyers In
$40,000 a year,
while a targe nuta
ns ixtuiuxcs josxt. ber touch tho $30.-
000 mark. A considerable number of
lawyers, who count themselves among
tho successful, make between $10,000
nnd 20,000 a year, while tho attorney
who can figure up $5,000 n year Is by
uo means to bo despised. This leaves
n startllugly small amount ns tho av
erage of tho less fortunato half of tho
To tho man who looks at tho subject
from nn unprejudiced standpoint It
would seem that tho legal profession Is
already greatly overcrowded. That
lawyers take tho samo view of the sit
uation Is shown by the changes which
havo been made within recent years In
tho matter of requirements for admis
sion to the bar. Under tho rule which
prevailed but n few years ago It was
only necessary for an applicant to ai
pear In open court and pass a so-called
examination, which wns supervised by
n few members of the bar appointed
for the punxise, and which. In many
enscs, was based chlelly on the pre
vious ncqualutimco of tho applicant
with the exnmlners.
A young man who had read law for n
couple of years In tho nlllce of n mem-
ter of tho bar had only to appear In
court, under proper auspices, aud state
that ho wanted to bo -admitted to have
his petition grunted, Tho present rule,
which wus adopted by tho Supremo
Court of tlu? Htnto lu 1S07, only four
years ago, provides that every nppll
cant for admission to tho bar must
present credentials showing that ho Is
a man of good moral character; that ho
Is a graduate of one of the high schools
of tho State or possesses an equivalent
education, and that he has studied law
for at least three years. It Is also pro
vided that all or at least part of tho
examination shall bo written. As n
matter of fact, It Is said by lawyers
to be ten times ns hard to securo ad
mission to tho bar nt present ns It was
a few years ngo.
HE GAVE TO THE WORLD.
ill Felf-Seeklnir Nclhbor All Called
1 1 1 tit ccentrlc.
Three years ngo there died In ouo of
our Southern cities n man whoso rules
of II fo wero so different from those of
hlsnelghbors that most of thuin thought
Ho lived In a spacious old house, sur
rounded by a garden, which ho lrnd
bought forty yeurs ago. Largo blocks
of business houses now hemmed It In,
aud he wns offered a prlco for his lot
which would havo made him rich. But
bo would not sell It.
"This Is homo to my old wife," ho
said. "I could not buy for her with tho
money you offer tho comfort and con
tent sho tins In her homo and garden,"
"But you can mnke your sous rich,"
it was urged.
"I do not want to mnko them rich,"
Ills neighbors sold their lots, sneeu-
lated, nmnsscd largo fortunes, pushed
their sons into politics or mndo them
niuinifocturors or brokers, that they
might nninss still larger wealth. Ho
mado of his boys working horticultur
ists llko himself,
"It Is a buslucss wfilch will glvo
Tho conditions which prevail In r.
cngo exist iirni'tlcnlly nil over "the i .
ted States, And lit the hiiiiio time iiio
Increase lu tho number of law Hiti'lcmn
and of law graduates all over the . ..h,,.
try Is nothing less than startling iM
1870 tho total number of regularly ei,.
rolled law students In tho Fulled Hmies
was 1,0" :i. lu 1801) they numbered no
less than 11,874. lu tho last tunned
year thu totat number of graduate
from taw schools was .'1,110, or to nriy
twlco ns many as was enrolled ih.riy
It Is apparent, therefore, that ui,,i
the dllllcultlcs of scouring ndinlNHimi to
the liar hate in
creased by ninny
fold within Ho,
tnr the iiuinlier
of graduates Ims
moro Until Uept
pa co wlih It. lu
fact, there are at
present in r
young la wj cr
ambitious to u run
up With the .uilll.
try lu tiroiHiritnii
IX I'OMTIl'S. , poptltflliiil) than
that thero wore beforo tho new rulu
went Into effect.
But when n young lawyer hns ls-en
admitted to thu bar his troubles luno
only commenced. Ho has yet in
quire lu sumo way a practice wio.-li
will nt least pay hts necessary living
expenses. This task Is made harder hj
tho fact that tho so-called "ethics" of
tho legal profession nro almost. If not
quite, ns hard to evade as those of the
medical profession. A physician ho
advertises lu thu regular ways Is damn
ed, professionally speaking. A young
lawyer faces tho samo condition. Ho
must And his clients without oxtciislhly
looklug for them.
Onu large class of lawyers combine
with their regular legal business that
of loaning money, buying notes, selling
life, lire, plate glass, nnd other Insur
ance. Many nf them, lu fact, II ml sumo
one of these "sldo lines" so profltnblo
that they never glvo It up nnd remain
until the end more Insurance or loan
agent than lawyer. Those who work
out of tho Insiiranco or loan business
Into tho practice of tho law find that
they acquire lu this way n wider no
qualutanco than they could hopo to get
lu tho samo length of tlmo lu a legal
In n big city thero are a number of
legitimate schemes which are tried by
young lawyers in their effort to ac
quire n paying practice. Ouo fnvorlto
method, particularly among men who
come to town without any Influential
acquaintance. Is to seek for preferment
In a political way. Tho young lawyer
who Is able t( get up on Ids feet and
mako a telling speech Is alwnys Hiiro
of an appreciative audience. Ho mny
get his niimo In tho nowspnpers nnd It
he Is shrewd lu n political way he may
get Homo minor ofllco which will bring
him Into prominence, while his tongue
tied brethren nro still .living on what
they havo saved,
Another class of legal aspirants look
for notoriety nbotit tho criminal courts.
A young lawyer who can gut ns his
client a celebrated crlinlnnl Is certain
of much notoriety, the value of which
Is dependent on his success In "living It
down," while nt tho snuio tlmo retain
ing the prominence which It has given
third nnd ono of tho largest clnss
of young limbs of tho law In tho largo
cities start as clerks In tho olllces of es
tablished law llrms. They often work
for many years at salaries ranging
from $40 a month upward, after they
have been ndmltted to tho bar. and us
often as not nro dlsnppolnted In their
expectations of being admitted ns part
ners lu tho linn.
With all these fncts before them tho
nmbltlous young men of tho country
persist In crowding tho law schools to
n greater extent every year. Tho In
crease of students lu tho law schools
of tho country from 1875 to 1800 was
no less than 313 per cent.
them comfort, but not wealth," ho said
"In It, too, thoy will not. bo employed
by other mou, nor employ many hnnds,
nnd so will bo outside of nny futtiro
strugglo between cnpltnl nnd labor In
When ho bad galued a sum largo
enough to keep his wife from want, If
sho should survive him, ho gave up his
vineyard and gardens to his sons, nnd
devoted tho rest of his llfo to chnrltnblo
work nnd to tho culturo of n now grnpo
of n peculiarly lino flavor. When ho had
succeeded In bringing It to perfection,
ho gave cuttings from It to all tho poor
horticulturists that ho know,
"A man," ho said, "should try to
leuvo the world richer by something for
his having been In It. Soiiiq men leavo
a great picture or a book or noblo
thoughts to it. I only hnvo n grapo to
Ho gavo It with all his heart. Hh
neighbors, whoso business In llfo had
been to gather great heaps of money,
called him eccentric. JiutLeii in- nti h, ni
ls noblo In llfo, who was moro sane, ho
You nro protty suro to hnvo your opin
ion respected If you criticise n eluger'a
voice to another singer.